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Old 08-14-2006, 17:21   #1 (permalink)
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F-350 2004-2005 towing spes. changes

Could anyone possibly tell me what Ford did to go from 13,000lb. on the 2004 F-350 to 15,000lb. on the 2005.

They did not change the motor....still the 6.0 Diesel.

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Re: F-350 2004-2005 towing spes. changes

Complete suspension change is what happened.
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Re: F-350 2004-2005 towing spes. changes

Not for nothing but thats sounds like the typical Ford salesman answer.

Does that mean shocks & leafs, with no rear axle change. Did they beef up the frame? A different shock? More leafs, heavier????

Please don't answer if you do not know

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I am not a salesman. I am a Ford tech and work on plenty of Super Duty models. Like I said "Complete suspension change".

Ford has done away with the front leaf-spring suspension, replacing it with with a new monobeam coil spring front suspension. Such efficient packaging of the new front suspension allows the front wheels to turn 18-percent further. (The front suspension on two-wheel-drive pickups remains unchanged.)

Ford engineers say this design change dramatically improves maneuverability and reduces the average turning circle by more than 5.5 feet. Going from a leaf spring to a link-coil front suspension gives the new Super Duty several advantages, including increased roll stiffness, more weight capacity, and the ability to fine-tune the ride.

The frame and rear suspension are the same as previous models with 2 axle setups to choose from.
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